Uni Flats are houses or flats that are managed and maintained by the University of Otago Accommodation team.
They are all very close to campus, and allow international students visiting for a single semester to live with greater independence compared to a residential college, while still benefiting from the convenience and support of a University-managed flat. A University flat provides an opportunity to learn about the New Zealand way of life in a range of housing options from one to six bedroom fully furnished flats.
Uni Flats are not catered. Students have their own bedroom but share kitchen, living, bathroom and laundry facilities. Couples and families are allocated their own flats.
Bedrooms are allocated to one student only and there are no shared rooms. For your safety, all bedrooms are lockable.
The cost of your room includes: internet, electricity, Uni Flats community events, and the services of University Flats.
Payment of the University Flats Placement Fee of $200 and Activity Fee of $200 is required when you accept the formal offer on the Te Puna accommodation portal.
For standard shared undergraduate accommodation, a bedding pack hire charge of $120 is charged at the start of your contract. See the University Flats website for more information:
Contract periods for Uni Flats: University Flats—Contract periods
Information on internet access within Uni Flats: University Flats internet
University flats are available for domestic students in their 2nd and 3rd year of study in 2023.
Visiting students can make an application to stay in Uni Flats accommodation by creating a Te Puna account and applying directly through the Te Puna portal.